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Serenity Now! – 3 Reasons for Your Company to Host a Retreat

“Because of a signal malfunction, 2 and 3 express trains are running with delays in both directions.” 

“Do you think you could get that 100-page, year-end report to us a couple of weeks early?” 

 ‘THE COFFEE MACHINE IS BROKEN. PLEASE DO NOT USE. – MANAGEMENT 

Another day in the life of an urban professional. Clocking long hours to meet ever-changing client needs, and navigating every day disruptions, both large and small. The daily, hectic grind of the corporate world can make some employees want to stand on their desk, and yell “SERENITY NOW!” 

Even the most passionate employees need a break – a short time away from the perpetual hustle and bustle of every day work life – even if for just a single weekend. 

Unwinding on nights and weekends with friends and loved ones is a great way to de-stress; however, company retreats also provide a great opportunity for employees to relax, recharge, and come back to the workplace stronger than ever. 

Company retreats have several benefits – all of which can ultimately impact a company’s bottom line: 

  • Retreats are a great way to show appreciation for employees: beyond praising employees in the workplace for a job well done, companies and employers who provide a medium that focuses on social and mental well-being show they truly care about their people. In addition to a paycheck, this show of support can go a long way for employee morale. 
  • Retreats are a great way to foster team and skill-building: in addition to providing a time to unwind, retreats can also strengthen ‘soft’ skills among colleagues, which may translate into higher-functioning teams in the workplace. From scavenger hunts, to puzzles, to friendly sports games – the opportunities to bolster these ‘soft’ skills, are endless. And since this is a time to have fun, margaritas are also encouraged! 
  • Retreats are a great way to meet new people: especially in large offices, employees may not have the opportunity to meet everyone, hindering the ability to make connections, and share both professional and personal experiences with others. Furthermore, some employees may be reserved or tense in the workplace; providing a leisurely, natural setting allows them to ‘let loose’ and show their ‘fun’ side – sharing interests, talents, stories, and memories, with one another. 

Most companies invest substantial time and financial resources on developing and sharpening their employee’s ‘hard’ [business] skills; while omitting an incredibly important aspect – social and mental well-being. A company retreat is a great opportunity to do exactly that – allow employees to develop rapport and build morale that may reduce turnover rate, improve interpersonal and team communications, and ultimately, drive company success – while having a great time, in the process. 

If your company is ready to provide hard-working employees with some ‘serenity, now,’ visit www.4sg.com and book an incredible retreat, today! 

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